Chelsea FC Appoints Frank Lampard as New Manager
English football legend, Frank Lampard has officially been appointed the new Chelsea FC manager, in an emotional return to Stamford Bridge.
The former Chelsea player signed a three-year-deal to become Maurizio Sarri’s successor today the 4th of July.
‘I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach,’ Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead. I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.‘ Lampard said after the news was confirmed on Thursday morning.
According to Chelsea’s director Marina Granovskaia, ‘Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club and last season, he demonstrated he is one of the most talented young coaches in the game,’
‘After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goal scorer, we believe this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so. We will do everything we can to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success.’ She added.
Shortly after Lampard put pen to paper on the three-year-contract, Chelsea posted a video on Twitter showing the 41-year-old walking around the Stamford Bridge pitch.
‘I’m delighted to be back,’ he told the camera. ‘I have so many great memories at this place. The new role starts here; I cannot wait to get started. See you soon.’
Lampard will hold his first press conference as Chelsea boss at 2pm on today 4th, where he will be formally unveiled to the media.
During his playing time at Chelsea, Lampard made 648 appearances, scored 211 goals and also made 150 assists.
His trophies include, 3x Premier League, 1x Champions League, 1x Europa League, 4x FA Cup, 2x League Cup.